Developing a Tool for Education on Sustainable Development (ESD) and Its Application in China
Education Journal
Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2016, Pages: 188-192
Received: Jan. 16, 2017; Published: Jan. 17, 2017
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Authors
Tongzhen Zhu, Science Education and Technical ENS Cachan, ISP, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris-Saclay, France
Virginie Albe, Science Education and Technical ENS Cachan, ISP, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris-Saclay, France
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Abstract
This article presents a study to assess Chinese students sustainability awareness. We used the tool “Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge” (ASK), which was initially designed by the School of Environment and Nature Resource of Ohio State University. Using this tool with Chinese students needed not only translating but also changing the context to adapt it to China. The results indicated that the environmental problems are the most attractive sector for Chinese students, whose SD knowledge was mainly elaborated from the textbook.
Keywords
Sustainable Development (SD), Education on Sustainable Development (ESD), Assessment
To cite this article
Tongzhen Zhu, Virginie Albe, Developing a Tool for Education on Sustainable Development (ESD) and Its Application in China, Education Journal. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2016, pp. 188-192. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20160506.20
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Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, stars technical manual, version 2.0 (2014).
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UNESCO, UN Decades of Education for Sustainable Development, http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001416/141629e.pdf.
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UN, Resulting adopted by the General Assembly on 27 July 2012, http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/66/288&Lang=E.
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